December, for some itís the snow, sledding and hot chocolate. Then there is Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Ramadan all fun December Holidays. But there are other lesser known but fun holidays in December to enjoy. Letís take a look and see what other Fun December Holidays there are to enjoy.
Bingoís Birthday Month
Bingo! December is Bingoís Birthday Month. It is one of Americaís favorite games and has stood the test of time. It has evolved from the tried and true version to Facebook Bingo, Electronic Bingo, Classic Songs Bingo, Christmas Bingo and many others varieties, far too many versions to count.
Bingo was first manufactured by Edwin S. Lowe in 1929, but has been traced back to as early as 1530. But did you know that it was first called beano?
Food for thought.
It was originally a county fair game in the U.S. where the dealer selected numbered circles from a cigar box and if the players had the number called they marked their cards with beans. When someone won they yelled ďbeano!Ē
Hi Neighbor Month
December is Hi Neighbor Month.
Neighbors come in all shapes and sizes and can be found not only in your own backyard, but at your office, civic group or any of the other myriad of places you might go.
Many of us donít know our neighbors no matter where we might live, work or play. Be the first to break the barrier and reach out. Bake some cookies, throw a block party or bring in some goodies wherever you might hang out. Great friends can be made by just one person reaching out, especially when food is involved.
Show your neighbors, co-workers and others that you might want to get to know, how much you care. Kindness is contagious. Spread some today!
Cookie Exchange Week: First M-F Week Before Christmas
Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodles, Peanut Butter and Sugar Cookies are just some of the many varieties of cookies that people love. What is your favorite? The first full week (M-F) before Christmas has been designated Cookie Exchange Week.
Why not throw a block party, neighborly get together or bring in some goodies at the office? Itís a great way to get to connect with others you might not otherwise get the chance to. Donít miss out on the fun.
If you havenít participated before or even if you have this December is a great time to share your favorite cookies or grandmaís prized cookie recipe with friends, neighbors and co-workers through a cookie exchange. Organize one and letís get baking!
Itís About Time Week: December 25-31
Whatís it about time for in your life; a new job, a change of scenery or a new direction in life? Well December (or anytime) is a great time to contemplate that change and make plans to make it happen for you. December 25-31 is Itís about time week. Make that your time to start on the path to change!
Whether or not youíve heard the phrase Itís about time or the others; Now is the timeÖ, The time is rightÖ, The time is now, Itís timeÖ or any other variation of these phrases let them inspire you to start making changes for the better today!
Bathtub Party Day: December 5
December 5th is Bathtub Party Day. Fill up the tub with warm water and your favorite body oil or some sudsy bubble bath then Ďjumpí on in and relax. Be sure to turn off all electronics, especially your cell phone, put on your favorite CD or stream your favorite music and zone out.
If youíre up for a romantic bathtub experience why not invite a special friend, lover or significant other to your bathtub party. Break out your favorite vintage of wine or other beverage, have some snacks within reach and set the mood with some candles and music.
No matter whether you decide to go it alone or have a romantic bath time experience, make sure the mood is right and there are no interruptions. Make it a time to relax and enjoy.
Ding-a-Ling Day: December 12
December 12th is National Ding-a-Ling Day, time to ĎRing your Bellí. Itís not about the actual ringing of bells, unless thatís part of your celebration. Itís about letting loose.
This day is the day to let your inner Ding-a-Ling out to play. Twenty four hours of crazy fun. Be on the look-out and expect anything from the plain old crazy to the truly bizarre, even from those who may seem conservative at first glance.
For the record: Ding-a-Lings and Ding Bats are not quite the same thing.
So, there you have it, some fun and unique reasons to celebrate in the month of December.
The above are just a sampling, choose one or more and make December a December to remember. Donít forget to share and post your pictures so others can share in your fun memories!